Lawrence is a rich kid with a bad accent and a large debt. After his father refuses to help him out, Lawrence escapes his angry debtors by jumping on a Peace Corp flight to Southeast Asia, ... See full summary »
A highly successful advertising executive decides to put his job on hold after getting an update from his father that he and his wife are divorced and decides to extend his break after revealing that his father is a diabetic.
Walter Fielding and Anna Crowley have to start looking for a new house- but there's not much they can afford! This soon changes when they meet a lonely old con artist who sells them a beautiful mansion at a ridiculously low price. Only there's a catch. The second they move into the house it falls apart, starting with the stairway collapsing to the bathtub falling through the floor to eventually the chimney falling into the house! Finally, they have to renovate the house before the frame collapses but the renovations also prove to be a disaster. Written by
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When Walter's lungs are compressed from falling into the hole with the carpet, trapping his arms, he is unable to shout out to Montgomery Schrapp (plot device).
In the following scene when Anna is searching for Walter, he is clearly able to shout to her.."Upstairs!!" (full Tom Hanks signature shout). See more »
[knocking on the front door]
[stuck in the floor and can't answer the door]
Hel - Hello! Hello, I'm here!
Are you in there Fielding?
Y-yes, I'm here. My chest is constricted. I can't shout. Ow-ow-ow-ow.
[thinking Walter is laughing at him]
[starts to leave]
I can hear you in there laughing at me. This is it you duck fart! I'm leaving and I'm never coming back! You hear me Fielding?
Y-yes, I hear you!
I'm tearing up your permits! There! Nobody laughs at Montgomery Shrapp!
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Mr. Hanks builds his dream (make that "nightmare") house
I know, the critics ripped at "The Money Pit" when it got released. They apparently didn't realize that it wasn't pretending to be a masterpiece; it was a big excuse to be funny, and they succeed. Some of the gags her seem to forecast the equally funny "Mousehunt". Personally, I think that Tom Hanks needs to act in some more comedies, and Shelley Long needs to get more roles in movies. My favorite scene? Well, I get the giggles whenever I think of the whole chain reaction. Just the kinds of things about which anyone should worry when moving into a new house (although my family didn't have such experiences when we moved into our house).
All in all, it shows that Richard Benjamin is as great a director as he is an actor. My generation ought to give him the recognition that my parents' generation gave him. Also starring Alexander Godunov (one of the Amish guys in "Witness"), Maureen Stapleton, Joe Mantegna and Josh Mostel.
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